Music industry

Pressing plants feel the strain with vinyl records back in the groove

The commercial revival of vinyl records is good thing for many people: Record labels, recording artists, audiophile collectors, independent record shops.

The Washington Post

Spotify is now profitable in the UK, but what does that mean?

To date, running an on-demand streaming music service has tended to involve heavy losses, particularly as they expand globally at an aggressive pace. Is Spotify sustainable for musicians?

MusicAlly

Cote d'Ivoire: Il faut mettre fin à l'anarchie dans la production et la distribution des œuvres musicales

De passage récemment à Abidjan, Salif Traoré dit A'Salfo, lead-vocal de Magic System, a bien voulu donner son point de vue sur l'industrie musicale.

All Africa

15 Innovative Album Releases That Shook the Music Industry

From Radiohead's payment scheme to Beyoncé's midnight surprise, the most unusual drops in recent history.

Rolling Stone

Can Famous Musicians Giving Their New Album Away For Free Really Be Called Innovative?

The free release of U2's new album "Songs of Innocence" on iTunes for free may be dubbed innovative in some camps but, except for the potential reach, it's difficult to call a free giveaway of something lots of people will want innovative.

HypeBot

Comment la musique s’exporte depuis Paris, Londres et Berlin

Spotify et sa filiale The Echo Nest ont lancé une nouvelle plateforme, Spotify Insight Data Blog, dédiée aux analyses et aux recherches effectuées dans le domaine musical.

Les Inrocks

Shazam, la poule aux oeufs d'or de l'industrie musicale

L'application revendique désormais 100 millions d'utilisateurs par mois, soit une hausse de 40% sur un an, et serait responsable à elle seule de 7% du téléchargement légal dans le monde.

BFMTV

Australia: Industry Responds To Government’s Copyright And Infringement Proposals

Each of the peak bodies is resolute that they neither wish for individuals to be sued, nor do they believe in cutting of internet connections by way of remedy.

The Music Network

South Africa: Tech Age Presents Opportunities to SA Musicians

South Africa's music industry must tap in to the opportunities presented by the rapid growth of technology to achieve sustainable growth, says the Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa.

All Africa


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